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Failing to Read the Fire and Building Properly

Fighting fires in buildings has and always will be a dangerous task for firefighters, and fire departments all across North America train throughout the year so when the tones go off and they face that challenge that they do so as efficiently and safely as possible. Yet, when you look at the firefighter injury and death reports while operating at building fires and the contributing factors, one major factor that seems to be overshadowed was their failure to read the fire and building properly. Not having a real and true understanding of how the fire is going to react to the building and how the building is going to react to the fire can often lead to disastrous results and firefighters are way too precious and special to waste on bad decisions. Join Chief Lasky as he reviews and discusses the steps necessary for a good “read” at your next building fire.